Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

JJ Abrams' Mystery Box Playing Cards

box3.jpg
box2.jpg
box4.jpg

Pick a card, any card. Or don't. It's up to you.

That's the invitation offered by the master of head-scratchers JJ Abrams' and magic specialists theory11 in their new collaboration, The Mystery Box Playing Cards.

Designed and developed as a "monument to mystery", fans of all things magical have two cryptic offerings to choose from: £5.95 ($9.95) buys you a single deck of artful playing cards, designed by Abrams and theory11's Jonathan Bayme, teasingly sealed in kraft paper - we know full well you'd tear into them (so would we all).

The simply spectacular Lockbox edition (£90/$149.95) contains 12 decks, neatly housed in a handcrafted box made of 100-year-old reclaimed wood, iron branded with a Riddler-esque question mark and sealed with an alpha-numeric combination lock. The box also contains a letterpressed note from Abrams, detailing the love of mystery he inherited from his grandfather.

Bad Robot will donate $1 per deck to the creative writing charity 826 National, in an effort to inspire the next generation of book-writing, film-making creators of infuriatingly mysterious stories. Head to theory11 to join in the magic.

(Images: theory11)

(Via: Acquire Mag)

Related

drawerhero1.jpg

The junk drawers of pop culture

spy2.jpg

Boeing’s Self-Destruct Spy Phone

spin3.jpg

Get your own perfect spinning top

estatehero3.jpg

Unreal Estate Art Series

sphere2.jpg

The Rubik's Cube's spherical successor

light2.jpg

The Lightsaber Barbecue Tongs

Comments

More

The 11 things you should never say or do in a job interview

One slip up could cost you the job

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jul 2017

Microsoft Paint has been saved already

Power to the people!

by Tom Victor
25 Jul 2017

Dunkirk war veteran moved to tears by Christopher Nolan's movie

"Tonight I cried because it's never the end"

by Matt Tate
25 Jul 2017

Microsoft is killing off Paint after 32 years of service

Nooooooooooooooooooo

by Carl Anka
24 Jul 2017

Why failing your driving test is actually something to brag about

If only your 18-year-old self knew this

by Dave Fawbert
24 Jul 2017

David Attenborough's producer is filmed in shocking road rage attack

"Put your hands on the car and get ready to die"

by Gary Ogden
24 Jul 2017

Ivanka Trump has single-handedly redefined the word irony

Don't believe everything you read on the internet

by Dave Fawbert
24 Jul 2017

13 X-rated history facts you won't have learnt at school

Mozart once wrote a song called "Lick my Arse"

by Emily Reynolds
21 Jul 2017

The world has voted for its favourite colour

Get painting

by Emily Reynolds
21 Jul 2017

The five biggest turn-offs that ruin a date, according to singles

Keep a note

21 Jul 2017